BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Amaka Igwe, Aliko Dangote & Jim Ovia receive National Honours – Photos from the Ceremony

On the 14th of November 2011, Nigerians including business leaders, politicians, academics and actors were conferred with National Honours by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Popular Nigerian actors Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Osita Iheme, Olu Jacobs, Kanayo O Kanayo, Osita Iheme and Amaka Igwe. The aforementioned were awarded the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) honour.

Nigerian author Professor Chinua Achebe was offered the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) national honour but declined. Professor Grace Alele-Williams was also listed for the OFR national award but declined based on the fact that she had already received the same honour 10 years ago! This says a lot about our Nigerian government’s record keeping.

Nigerian business magnates, Jim Ovia received the Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) national honour and Aliko Dangote received the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), the second highest national honour award.

Photos below

Osita Iheme

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Jim Ovia

Aliko Dangote

Stephanie Okereke

Stephanie with her fiance, Linus Idahosa

NAMES STATUS Sector CLASS OF MEDAL
Alhaji Aliko Dangote Chairman Dangote Group Private GCON
Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal Speaker House Of Representative Public CFR
Mr. Ita Ekpentoung E. Ita Dg Sss Public CFR
Mohammed Bello Adoke, San Attorney General Of The Federal Public CFR
Air Chief Oluseyi Petinrin Chief Of Defence Staff Public CFR
Air Marshal Muhammed Dikko Umar Chief Of Air Staff (Cas) Public CFR
Vice Admiral Sa’ad Ibrahim Chief Of Naval Staff (Cns) Public CFR
Lt-Gen. Azubuke Ihejrika Chief Of Army Staff Public CFR
Hafiz Rigim Inspector General Of Police Public CFR
Abdullahi, D.I Comptroller General Of Police Public CFR
Alhaji Isa Bello Sali Head Of Civil Service Of The Federation Public CFR
Amb. Ezekiel O. Oladeji DG NIA Public CFR
Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar Justice Of The Supreme Court Public
Justice Dalhatu Adamu AG. President, Court Of Appeal Public CFR
Mrs Victoria Gowon Former First Lady Of Nigeria Public CFR
Hon. Justice Umaru Atu Kalgo Former Justice Of Supreme Court, Chm Law Reform Comm Public CFR
Lt. Gen S. Ibrahim Former Chief Of Army Staff Public CFR
Rear Admiral A.A Madueke Former Chief Of Naval Staff Public CFR
Vice Admiral P.S. Koshoni Former Chief Of Naval Staff Public CFR
Air Mashal A.M Daggash Former Chief Of Defense Staff Public CFR
Air Marshal N.E Eduok Former Chief Of Air Staff Public CFR
Air Vice Marshal J. Yisa Doko Former Chief Of Air Staff Public CFR
Alh. Muhammed Gambo-Jimeta Former Inspector General Of Police Public CFR
General D.Y. Bali Former Chief Of Defence Staff & Traditional Ruler Public CFR
Air Vice Marshal Lm. Alfa Former Chief Of Air Staff Public CFR
Air Vice Marshal C.A Dada Former Chief Of Air Staff Public CFR
Maj. Gen. M. C Alli Former Chief Of Army Staff Public CFR
Rear Admiral S. Saidu Former Chief Of Naval Staff Public CFR
Lt. Gen Jeremiah Timbut Useni Former Min. & Rtd Lt. General Public CFR
Prof. Oladipo A. Afolabi Former Head Of The Civil Service Of The Federation Public CFR
Maj. Gen Emmanuel Abisoye Former General Officer Command Public CFR
Amb. (Dr.) Dalhatu Sarki Tafida Physician, Diplomat, Former Senator Public
Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi Scholar, Diplomat, Former Minister Public CFR
Prof. Chinua Achebe Scholar, Eminent Writer Private CFR
Dr. Shehu Usman Abubakar The Emir Of Gombe Private CFR
Hrh. Alh. (Dr.) Isa Mustapha A Agwali The Emir Of Lafia Private
Hrh Oba (Dr) David Victor Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi The Olowo Of Owo Private CFR
Hrh. Dr. Muhammed B. Aliyu Mustapha Lamido Of Adamawa Traditional
Prof. T.T Princewill Amanayabo Of Kalabari Traditional CFR
Hrh Alhaji (Dr) Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu Emir Of Bauchi Traditional CFR
Dr. Oba Otudeko Business Man Private CON
Prof. Akin Magbogunje Consultant, Businessman Private CON
H/E Dr Peter Obi Governor Of Anambra State Public CON
H/E Senator Liyel Imoke Governor Of Cross River State Public CON
H/E Com. Adams Oshomole Governor Of Edo State Public CON
H/E Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Governor Of Kaduna State Public CON
H/E Ibrahim Shehu Shema Governor Of Katsina Staff Public CON
H/E Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu Governor Of Niger State Public CON
H/E Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Governor Of Rivers State Public CON
H/E Chief Godswill Akpabio Governor Of Akwa Ibom State Public CON
H/E Alhaji Sule Lamido Governor, Jigawa State Public CON
H/E Brig. Gen. Abba Kyari (Rtd) Fmr Governor North Central State Public CON
H/E Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife Fmr Governor Anambra Staff Public CON
H/E Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo Fmr Governor Of Ekiti State, Owa-Oye Of Okemesi Ekiti Public CON
H/E Maj. Gen R.S Magashi Fmr Governor Of Kaduna State Public CON
H/E Alhaji Saidu Barda Former Governor Of Katsina State, Former Permanent Secretary Public CON
H/E Dr Olusegun Agagu Fmr Governor Of Ondo State, Accomplished Geologist Public CON
H/E Senator Otunba Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke Former Governor Of Osun State, Senator Public CON
H/E Alh. Lamidi O. Adeshina Former Governor Of Oyo State Public CON
H/E Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim Former Governor Of Yobe State, Senator Public CON
H/E Chief Rufus Ada George Former Governor Of Rivers State Public CON
Chief Clement David Ebri Former Governor Of Rivers State Public CON
Senator Ben Ndi Obi Senator Public CON
Senator Bello Hayyatu Gwarzo Senate Chief Whip Public CON
Senator Emmanuel Pauka Senator Public CON
Senator Grace Folashade Bent Politician Public CON
Senator James Ebowu Manager Senator Public CON
Senator John Wash Pam Politician, Diplomat Public CON
Senator Joy Emodi Politician Public CON
Senator Maina Maji Lawan Senator, Former Deputy Chief Whip Public CON
Senator Mohammed Girgiri Lawan Politician Public CON
Senator Smart Adeyemi Senator Public CON
Senator Uche Chukwumerije Senator Public CON
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma Legal Practitioner, Politician And Administrator Public CON
Mr Olusegun Aganga Accomplished Economist, Minister Public CON
Barr. Chukwuemeka Wogu Hon. Minister Public CON
Godsday Porubebe Hon. Minister Public CON
Mrs Dieziani Allison Madueke Hon. Minister Public CON
Dr. Usman Shamsudeen Hon. Minister And Deputy Chairman National Planning Commission Public CON
Hon. Emeka Shedioma Politician, Deputy Speaker House Of Representatives Public CON
Mr Kanu Agabi, San Former Attorney General Of The Federation Public CON
Sen. Nuhu Aliyu Dig (Rtd) Public CON
Maj. Gen. M. G. Nasko Former Minister Public CON
Major Gen. Mamman Isofo Kontagora Former Minister Public CON
Mr Kayode Adetokunbo, San Former Attorney General Of The Federation, Former Minister Of Defence Public CON
Chief Akin Olujimi, San Former Minister And Attorney-General Of The Federation Public CON
Chief Bayo Ojo, San Former Minister And Attorney-General Of The Federation Public CON
Hon. Justice Orjiakor Fmr Cj Of Io State Public CON
Amb. Ignatius C. Olusemeka Former Permanent Secretary, Diplomat Public CON
Alhaji Shu’aib Kazaure Former Chairman Federation Civil Service Commission, Former Minister Public CON
Mr. Basil L.E Omiyi First Nigerian Md Of Shell, Largest Oil Company Private CON
Amb. Aminu Wali Diplomat Public CON
Amb. Adamu D. Idris Waziri Diplomat Public CON
Prof. Emeritus John Festus Ade Ajani Accomplished Scholar, University Administrator Public CON
Dr Samuel Danjuma Gani Administrator, Taraba Public CON
Chief Osayande Omotayo Akpata Administrator, Scholar Of Several Years Public CON
Mr Arumeni Johnson Air Transporter, Md Arik Airline Private CON
Mr Atedo Peterside Banker Private CON
Mr Jim Ovia Banker Private CON
Aig Imoukhueke Banker (Md Access Bank), Administrator Private CON
Alhaji Abdulkadir Sanusi Dantata Businessman Private CON
Mr Pascal Dozie Businessman Private CON
Alh. (Dr.) Usman Nuhu Mohammed Sanusi Emir Of Dutse Jigawa Traditional CON
Hrh. Alh. Muh’d Ibn Shehu Masta Ii El-Kenemi Shehu Dikwa Traditional CON
Hrh Michael Gbadebo Adedeji Traditional Ruler Traditional CON
Hrh. Bonet Affoi Traditional Ruler, Chief Of Kagoro Traditional CON
Alhaji Magaji Danbatta First Generation Journalist, Public Servant, States Man Public CON
Abdulsamad Rabiu Industrialist Private CON
Engr. Egbert Imomoh Renowned Geologist Private CON
Hon. Justice S.S. Alagoa Justice Court Of Appeal Public OFR
Hon. Justice Badamasi Maina Honourable Justice Of The Court Of Appeal Public OFR
Amb. Mohammed Lameen Meteeden Diplomat Public OFR
Amb. Hassan Tukur (Psp) Diplomat Public OFR
Hon. Farouk Lawan Politician, Member House Of Representatives Public OFR
Hon. Mutu Nicholas Politician, Member House Of Representatives Public OFR
Hon. Agunwa Anaekwe Member And Former Speaker House Of Representatives Public OFR
Hon. Babaginda Nguroje Politician, Member House Of Representatives Public OFR
Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila Politician, Member House Of Representatives Public OFR
Hon. Justice Amiru Sanusi J.C.A Public OFR
Hon. Justice Kumai B. Akaahs Justice Court Of Appeal Public OFR
Hon. Justice Iorhemen C.J Benue State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Kashim Zannak C.J Borno State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Dorothy N. Eyamba-Idem C.J Cross River State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Ibrahim Auta Ndahi C.J Federal High Court Public OFR
Hon. Justice Adamu Aliyu C.J Kano State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Charles O. Jacobs C.J Ogun State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Aisha Sani Dahiru C.J Sokoto State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Hauwa Kulu Aliyu C.J Zamfara State Public OFR
Justice (Mrs) Inumidun Enitan Akande C.J Of Lagos State Public OFR
Justice Ibrahim Mohammed C.J Of Bauchi State Public OFR
Hon. Justice M.M Igbetar President Customary Court Of Appeal Benue State Public OFR
Osita Benjamin Chidoka Chief Marshall Frsc Public OFR
Sen. Dr. Chief Jacob Tilley Gyado Fmr Senator Public OFR
Chief David Dafinone Chartered Accountant, Former Senator, Administrator Private OFR
Mr. P. Osayande Former Deputy Inspector General Of Police Public OFR
Col. Musa Shehu (Rtd) Sec. Gen. Arewa Consultative Forum Traditional OFR
Dr Emmanuel Nyong Nsan Former Minister Public OFR
Dr. Alhaji Ahmadu Abubakar Former Minister, Permanent Secretary Public OFR
Air Cdre Otuekong Idonesit Nkanga (Rtd) Military Officer Public OFR
Hon. Justice Sunday Ndudim Imo Former C.J Abia State Public OFR
Hrh Hon Justice Eze Ozobu Former C.J Enugu State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Daniel D. Abutu Former C.J Federal High Court Public OFR
Hon. Justice Saka Yusuf For C.J Kwara State Public OFR
Chief Ernest Olawumi Adeleye Former Deputy Commandant Nda Public OFR
Hon. Grand Kadi Mohammed Adamu Idris Grand Kadi Gombe State Public OFR
Hon. Justiceadamu S.M. Kanam Grand Kadi Plateau State Public OFR
Suleiman Muhammed Daura Former Grand Kadi Of Katsina State Public OFR
Hon. Justice Abdulkadir Oba Imam Fulani Former Grand Kadi Of Kwara State Public OFR
Hon. Justice M.A. Ambali Former Grand Kadi Of Kwara State Public OFR
Amb. Magaji Mohammed Former Perm Sec., Diplomat Public OFR
Brig. Gen Samuel Laye Teidi (Rtd) Rtd Gen. And Administrator Public OFR
Dr. Tim Manakaya Physician, Former Minister Public OFR
Chief Oladipo Odulate Rtd Head Of Service, Ogun State Public OFR
Prof. Grace Alele-Williams Former Vc Uniben, Administrator, Scholar Public OFR
Prof. Abdulraheem Shu’aib Oba Former Vice Chancellor University Of Ilorin, Chairman Federal Character Comissioner Public OFR
Prof. M. A. Daniyan Educationist Public OFR
Prof. Baba Yusuf Abubakar Educationist Public OFR
Alh. Mohammed Kudu Abubakar Accomplished Journalist, Emir Of Agaie Public OFR
Alh. Muhammed Manga Iii Traditional Ruler, The Emir Of Misau Traditional OFR
Hrhm King Gininwa, Godwin Ndonake Kenneth Jp Traditional Ruler, The Gbenemene Tai Traditional OFR
Alh. Musa Ibrahim Faruk OFR
Alhaji Abdulrahim Oladimeji Investor, Philantropist, Established Al Ikhma University Private OFR
Chief (Dr.) Innocent I. Chukwuma Industrialist Private OFR
Chief (Dr.) Olusegun O. Osunkeye Industrialist Private OFR
Chief Ayantayo Ayandele Administrator, Former Chairman Of Ogbomosho L.G., Former C.E. N.T.C Public OFR
Dr. Amuda Aluko Community Leader (Tafida Ilorin) Medical Practitioner Private OFR
Mr Tunde Lemo Deputy Governor Cbn Public OFR
Prof. C.A Osuntogun Educationist Public OFR
Prof. M.A. Danyaro Educationist Public OFR
Prof. O.L Oke Educationist Public OFR
Prof. Ode Ojowu Educationist Public OFR
Engr. Makori J Engineer, Adminstrator, Former Md. NEPA Public OFR
Engr. Yusuf Larewaju Shagaya Engineer, Industrialist Private OFR
Sir Festus Remilekun Ayodele Marinho First Md. NNPC Private OFR
Mrs Amina Sambo Former President (Ncws), Community Leader Private OFR
Chief Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Iwuanyanwu Industrial, Politician Private OFR
Mr Reginald Ihejiahi Industrialist Private OFR
Prince (Engr) Authur Eze Industrialist Private OFR
Mr. Kase Lawal Industrialist On An International Level Private OFR
Mr. Damian D. Dodo San Legal Practitioner, Member Taraba State Judicial Council Public OFR
Mazi Sam I. Ohuarunwa Phamacist, Industrialist, Administrator Private OFR
Chief (Sir) Tony Ezenna Businessman/Industrialist Private OFR
Sir Emmanuel Bishop Okonkwo Businessman/Industrialist Private OFR
Prof. Baba Yusuf Abubakar Academician Public OFR
Prof. Kunle Ade Wahab Scholar, Educationist Public OFR
Dr Uriah Angulu Scholar, Former Commissioner Icpc Public OFR
Comrade Pascal Myeleri Bafyau Trade Union, Former President Nlc Private OFR
Malam Abubakar Oladimeji Writer, Administrator OFR
Sir Edward Nkwoegu OFR
Chief Mrs Cecilia Akanu Politician, Women Activist OFR
Dr. Biodun N. Olorunfemi Permanent Secretary, F.C.T.A Public OON
Baba Umar Faruk Federal Permanent Secretary Public OON
Alh. Aliyu Salihu Gusau Federal Permanent Secretary Public OON
Dr Bright Okogu D.G Budget Public OON
Mr Umaru Hamza D.G Ndlea Public OON
Mrs Arunma Otteh Former Vice Prsident African Development Bank D.G.S.E.C Public OON
Prof. Julius Okojie Executive Secretary NUC Public OON
Dr (Mrs) Yewande Thorpe Former Federal Permanent Secretary Public OON
Mr Fidelis K. Kaigama Former Permanent Secretary Public OON
Dr Ochi Achinivu Former Permanent Secretary Public OON
Dr Abubakar K. Mohammed Permanent Secretary Public OON
Bukar Goni A. Permanent Secretary Public OON
MR DANLADI KIFASI Mni Permanent Secretary Public OON
Alh. Ayinla Olomoda Former Secretary, Commissioner FJSC Public OON
Alh. Lawal Isyaku Kazaure Former Permanent Secreatary Public OON
Venmark Kurnap Dangin Former Senator, Permanent Secretary Plateau State Public OON
Dr Stephen Sinikiem Azaiki Former SSG Bayelsa State (Seasoned Administrator) Public OON
Prof. B. G Bajoga Accomplished Engineer, Former Md Nitel Public OON
Mrs C.B Ugowe Deputy Inspector General Of Police (Rtd) Public OON
Prof. Abiodun Ilesanmi Educationist, Former Md Uch Ibadan Public OON
Chief Linus Okom Former Board Chairman, Fed. College Of Education Obudu Public OON
Amb. Salaudeen A. Lawal Former Diplomat, Administrator Public OON
Air Vice Marshal N. S Imam (Rtd) Rtd Air Force Officer Public OON
Avm Gabriel Adesola Babatunde Rtd Air Force Officer Public OON
Avm Ahmed Tijani Mua’zu Rtd Air Force Officer Public OON
Brig. Garba Mohammed Rtd Army Officer Public OON
Dr. Granville Inya Inya-Agha Rtd Civil Servant Public OON
Maj. Gen. J.O Obada Rtd General Public OON
Hon. Justice Ibrahim Isola Adekunle Olorunnimbe Rtd Judge Lagos State High Court Public OON
Alhaji Musa Etudaiye Rtd Permanent Secretary Kwara State Public OON
BELLO UMAR, Mni RTD PERMANENT SECRETARY ZAMFARA STATE Public OON
Alh. Inuwa Gombe Former Director Of Mines Public OON
Prof. Peter Okebukola Former Executive Secretary Nuc Public OON
Chief Omoefe F. James Former Federal Director Rural Development Public OON
Maj. Gen Sarki Yaki Bello Army Officer Public OON
Maj. Gen I. Garba Army Officer Public OON
Alh. Bashir M. Borodo Banker Private OON
Dr Chilo Ofia Captain Of Industry Private OON
Chief Cletus Ibeto Chartered Accountant Private OON
Mr Oluwato Yin Adeagbo Adepate Chartered Accountant Private OON
Alh. Muhammed Bashir Salihu Chief Imam Of Ilorin, Religious Leader Religious OON
Imam Ibrahim Ahmed Chief Imam Of Maiduguri, Religious Leader Religious OON
Igwe G.O. Ezechukwu Community Leader Traditional OON
Amb. Emmanuel Chame Quitomi Njiwah Diplomat Public OON
Amb. Oladele Akadiri Diplomat Public OON
Prof. Mohammed Kaoje Abubakar Educationist Public OON
Prof. Herbert Onyekwere Orji Educationist Public OON
Prof. Francis Ojinde Educationist Public OON
Dr. (Mrs) S. N. Adukwu Bolujoko Educationist Public OON
Chief Robert Usman Audu Community Leader Public OON
Aliyu Husseini Deputy Comtroller General Of Immigration (Rtd) Public OON
Chief Agada Igomu Member Nigeria Institute Of Food Science & Techn. Public OON
Hrh Uti Joseph Davis Agba Traditional Ruler Traditional OON
Chief Prof. Somayina Gabriel Nwoko Educationist Traditional OON
Engr. Abdullahi Nuhu (Chiroman Zauzau) Engineer, Industrialist Private OON
Malam Saleh M. Jambo Industrialist OON
Engr. Jani Ibrahim Fnse Mni Industrialist OON
Dr Eniola Akinsete Medical Doctor OON
Dig. Isreal Olusoji Ajao Police Officer Public OON
Dig. Udem U. Ekpoudma (Rtd) Retired Dig Public OON
Chief Mathias Chikeluba Ekeremadu Politician Public OON
Pharm Hon. Jimi Agbaje Politician, Pharmacist OON
Engr. Umaru Gambo Jibrin, Fnse Professional Engineer OON
Engr. Mustapha Bulama Professional Engineer OON
Engr. Aako Ugbabe Professional Engineer OON
Dame Comfort Chinezerem Obi Publisher, Hon. Commissioner Police Service Commission OON
Rt. Rev. Dr. Godwin Izundu Nmezinwa Okpala Religious Leader OON
Arch (Prof.) Theophilus Adelodun Okin Scholar, Architech, Educationalist OON
Professor John Adetunji Adeleye Scholar, Educationist OON
Igwe Denis Akputa Igwe Okaa Omee Of Agbogugu Traditional OON
Hrh. Dr George Oshiapi Egabor Traditional Ruler (Okumagbe Of Uweppa Uwano) Traditional OON
Hrh Oba Eshiemokhai Idogu Trad. Ruler (Olokpe Of Okpe) Traditional OON
Mr Chinedu Ogah Youth Leader Private OON
Hon. (Barr) Istifanus Haruna Gbana Chairman, Conf. Of Speakers Public MFR
Hon. Baba Shehu Agaie Politician Member House Of Representatives Public MFR
Akuma John Atte Dcg, Customs Public MFR
Zakari Ohinoyi Ibrahim Dcg, Prinson Public MFR
Alh. Muhammed Kajiama Dapchi, Mni Chairman Yobe State Local Gov. Council Public MFR
Saudatu Magajiya Shehu Mahdi Educationist, Women Right Activist, Sec-General Wrapa Public MFR
Hamza Ahmed Isa Rtd Dig, Police Public MFR
Alh. Ibrahim Galadima Sport Administrator Public MFR
Chief Mrs. Rhoda Nguhemen Tor-Agbioye Fmr Civil Servant Public MFR
Mrs Monye Rajis-Okpara Politician Public MFR
A. B Iyoha (Mrs) Rtd Director Sss MFR
Chief Mrs Eniola Ajoke Fadayomi Jurist (Former Attorney Sec-General Lagos State) MFR
Raymond Iheanacho Nkemdirim Public Servant Public MFR
Alh. Hanafi Musa Moriki Civil Servant Public MFR
Abudu Silas Kamaru-Salami Civil Servant (Dss) Public MFR
Olaolu Adebowale Adegbite Civil Servant (Efcc) Public MFR
Beremako Bob E. Ogbuagu Rtd Civil Servant Public MFR
Mr A. Ayorinde Otepola Public MFR
Bala Tsoho Public MFR
Dr Chris Nwanoro (Foreign Affairs) Public MFR
Chief Emmanuel Olorunfemi Otitoju Public MFR
Dr Emmanuel Uwakwe Agbo Public MFR
ABUBAKAR MUSTAPHA Mni FEDERAL COMMISSIONER NPC Public MFR
Chief David Ogba Onuoha Industrialist Private MFR
Chief James Njoku Afoke Industrialist Private MFR
Ibrahim Mohammed Private MFR
Engr. Inuwa Musa Accomplished Engineer Private MFR
Prince Fayisayo Soyewo Accomplished Insurer Private MFR
Chief Basseye E.O Edem Fca Accountant Private MFR
Mr Olusegun Abayomi Jawando Administrator Lagos State Private MFR
Kanayo O. Kanayo Artist Private MFR
Iheme Osita Artist Private MFR
Amaka Igwe Artist Private MFR
Olu Jacobs Artist Private MFR
Stephenie Okereke Artist Private MFR
Genevieve Nnaji Artist Private MFR
Dr Aliyu Abubakar Business Man Private MFR
Chief Martins Agbaso Business Man, Politician Private MFR
Sadik Tafawa Balewa Community Leader Private MFR
Professor Bashir Garba Educationist Private MFR
Prof. Shehu Said Farinwata Educationist Private MFR
Igbafe Philip Aigbona Educationist Private MFR
Hajiya Indo Mohammed (Nee) Ibrahim Educationist (Principal FGC, Zaria) Public MFR
Mrs Na’omi P. Maiguwa Educationalist Public MFR
Yarkey Verghese Foreigner Foreigner MFR
Jacob C. K. Wood Foreigner Foreigner MFR
Mr Jean Clande Gandur Foreigner, Addax Petroleum Foreigner MFR
Mohammed Namadina Abdulrahaman Jp Mbe Former Administrator Public MFR
Hon. (Barr) Mrs Titi Oseni Former Ag. Chairman, Conf. Of Speakers Public MFR
Mr Moses Frank Ekpo Former D.G Nigeria Copyright Commission Public MFR
Dr Christain Ifenichuwu Adimorah Former Md/Ceo First Bank Nigeria Plc

 

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101 Comments on BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Amaka Igwe, Aliko Dangote & Jim Ovia receive National Honours – Photos from the Ceremony
  • cathy November 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

    BN pls more pixs dear. lovely ones you got here

  • cathy November 15, 2011 at 10:54 am

    gene baby and steph i love you both and congrats to both babes

    • aah November 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      I always mistook the both of them when I was younger always thought steph was gene.

  • St. Ed! November 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Congrats to all of them! Its nice to see Aliko dangote in a suit!!!

  • e-bukun November 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Am I the only one mildly irritated by this? I’m all for celebrating people but “our” president had been silent on public matters like national security and the next time I see him he’s handing out awards? Talk about twisted priorities :s

    • chy November 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      its insane bad governance iagine the pple being awarded

    • Nk November 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Call me what u like!! This is POINTLESS!! as if this is our problem…hissssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

      • Yinda1 November 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        I agree with you NK. Nigeria has greater issues and innocent individuals are dying from different kinds of terrorist attacks(boko haram). As a matter of fact, a rent attack in Yobe, if I am correct claimed the life of a Nigerian actress. The president should find solutions to poverty and all these attacks claiming innocent lives in Nigeria. Completely POINTLESS !!!

    • adelegirl November 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      No dear. You are not the only one. I am more than mildly irritated, I am extremely irritated, baffled, annoyed, disgusted and fuming at the President and his sycophancy train. Even the stupid bumbling IGP got an award. What on earth is this country turning to???

    • JoyGirl November 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Spot on! Also what exactly is the purpose?? I hope this is not a typical naija copy kat idea of HRH Queen E handing out OBE’s and MBEs??

    • Sassy November 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Am so with you ladies on this, really is this what’s next?! And as for the award what’s the measuring criteria, ‘cos most of these people did not contribute anything meaningful to the society. Inclusive of Genny (yeah i said it, now bite me!), the so called nollywood superstars could leverage their fame to improve the lives of the larger society, advocate for sustainable changes; poverty, education, human/women rights etc but then again – it’s all good in their hood, as long as they are happy – self -centered bigots!

    • Noni November 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Spot on e-bukun, I’m not mildly irritated, I am inpotently incensed. Impotent, cause I know my irritation ain’t gonna get me much!

  • oluwaseun November 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

    congratulations to the ones that truly deserve it…but cant stop to wonder wat criteria they use in giving the awards..hmmm

    • anna November 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      i ll tell u,d criteria is based on dose who campaigned for him,olu jacobs genevieve stephnie.itz obvious naa.rubbish awards

  • Trut Teller November 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

    @St.Ed! it seems you don’t know much about the man Dangote, he’s a casual dresser and has been found wearing suits on so many occasions. Congrats to them all.

  • Ada November 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Congrats to Gene, Steph & Kanayo

  • Alero November 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Some deserve it and some dont! Seems they are beginning to bastardize the whole award “thing”. All d same congrats to the Awardees. Hope u understand the implications of receiving a National Award.

  • amebo.com November 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Congrates! more pixs pls.

  • faith November 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Yeah some deserve it n some….pls can some tell me d implications of receiving dese awards…

  • BukiOni November 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I’m not sure I agree with all of those awarded but congratulations to all the recipients nonetheless. Genevieve and Stephanie look gorgeous as usual. Professor Chinua Achebe is a man of great integrity, I love him all the more now.

  • TRINAN November 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    CONGRATS GENNY AND STEPH,,,LOVE YA ALWAYS

  • chidi November 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I think Genevieve should try and wear dresses in colors that are more suitable for her complexion. I think this dress didnt do her much justice. In contrast, Stephanie looked quite nice

  • chy November 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    nigeria is messed up.someone should give me a reason genevieve should be awarded.for stephanie i can understand because she has participated in so humanitarian services in nigeria and the world genevieve has no record like that.and pls what makes her a role model i want to know acting?dropping out of school and getting pregnant?dress up and go to big occasion?why must we put her in the same rank wit olu jacob?nigeria is a messed up country really.for the first time i feel ashamed of goodluck

    • partyrider November 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      if you want to attack the messed up govt do that, but dont run down another person..u sound bitter and full of hate for Genevieve “dropped out..got pregnant..blah blah blah”
      in all these, no one can deny the fact that has done well for her self and her career..forget the award,the recognition she has gotten in and outside africa,she didnt buy them,she worked for it.give her some credit..and so you know,there are hundreds of school drop out that have made a mark and a name for themselves in the world..
      and who is putting her in the same rank as olu jacobs? they were given the same award,what is the problem there..or you were hoping olu jacobs will receive GCON ?
      there are a lot of humanitarians out there that nobody knows..that they dont publicize their work doesn’t make them less of who they are..and i just hope that you do some humanitarian work in your life

    • missy November 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      gbam! true tlk right there!

  • Straight4ward November 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Awww I really wish sweet Stephanie better luck this time in her relationship. she deserves to be happy! Congrats girl!

  • Ikenna11 November 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I am not impressed. When the likes of Jeremiah Useni and sitting governors are receiving honours , then something is definitely wrong. Congrats to those who truly deserve the recognition but the blood of Ken SAro Wiwa and 8 other innocent men are still calling for justice yet an Ijaw man is awarding honours to Useni and Co.

  • madman November 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    You know Nigeria is a failed state when the goverment celebrates croonies, crooks, and thieves. I can’t believe, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who sold oil blocks worth billions to her jewelry friends for pennies…. Goodluck forgot to award the ABSU boys for their community service awards. NIgeria is a huge disgrace.

  • Tunmi November 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    e-bukun, I am annoyed as well. I understand why Achebe denied it. With the current state of Nigeria’s affairs, now is not the time for award giving, with a criteria that is not established and for achievements that are not even clear. Talk about misplaced priorities, and too many people.

  • BrownSugah November 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Ohhh!!! Welldone o! That’s all i can say. Crucial matters still pending.
    http:/nitabrownsugah.wordpress.com

  • Seba November 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Mr president you have tried! I guess the people who campaigned for you are the ones who have done the nation proud abi? What a national joke! No contrulations….no one in town respects this list!Bella post my comment oh,I am entitled to it.

  • signature November 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    errr…really??

  • Gbeborun November 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Seriously!!! The whole of Nigeria is a Sham!!! its high time we woke up from our slumber and not lose sight of the things that really matter, All those recipients should have politely declined the “awards” until the fortunes of the average Nigerian has been turned around for the better, for how long are we going to continue to suffer, its not fair that since the past 20 something years, things have gone from bad to worse and no signs of it getting better, please and please hear the children crying, Nigeria is a great nation filled with potential, lots of hard-working people, but we’ve all been turned thieves, prostitutes, yahoo(ing), kidnappers, ritualists and the list goes on and on. Take someone like Dangote, what has he done for Nigeria…he made his wealth through monopoly, that’s not an entrepreneur!, please until we we stand up to these looters that are giving and receiving awards our children’s children will suffer from our lackadaisical attitude………………its a shame the government should be ashamed of themselves, a few days ago someone posted a video on Facebook of a girl being beaten and stripped naked because she stole a blackberry phone, and these guys were also assaulting her sexually, doing all sorts of things to her, just because she stole a phone and we are here celebrating bigger thieves………….SHAME on us

    • missy November 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      ah u hit the nail on the head! like seriously i haff tire 4 jona matter ooo! That guy is just cluelesss!

  • sarafina November 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Just congratulate dem and move on……………..congrats to all of dem. May ya’ll recieve a greater honour.

  • bunmi ojo November 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    pls what’s the criteria for this award cos there are some people that were honoured that do not derserve it. Secondly, doesnt the president feel that issues on national security are more pressing than some award? just saying o!

  • chexbarbie November 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Thumbs up to those that declined,it shows that we still have men and women of wisdom in the country. national award will not or has not changed the security system in the country,it has not created job oppurtunity for the youths out there,neither has it brought about development and peace in this our GREAT NATION. To the people who received the awards CONGRATZ,and i hope you all make an impact in turning things around for better for the country. Thats what i think for now.

  • anna November 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    my own is dat in d u.s,national honors are given to just 5 pple evry yr,in naija why is it soo much, 354 pple jeez,den d award isnt relevant at all,itz cheap

  • Bellar November 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    so who honours the Poverty, bad education, bad roads, non existent medical services, power outages, lack of fresh water, shall i go on?????????… what utter rubbish mscheeew

  • longsufferer November 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    a nation in trouble…i remember when medals where given to deserving nigerians*hissing*… it is like the queen knighting Victoria Beckham…..

  • molarah November 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Its okay, but I’m just wondering when people like Gov Fashola and Fela Durotoye will be eligible for national honours. Another point, this to BN, please can you explain the logic behind placing the HE title in front of Ex-Governor’s names? Or is that now a life-long apellation? This issue was raised in one of the dailies a couple of days ago and I believe the upcoming generation – which I think this site represents and caters to – should make efforts to step away from such sycophantic trends. Thanks.

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      BellaNaija.com November 16, 2011 at 7:22 am

      We agree, that is why u rarely see titles such as Chief etc on BN. The table of recepients is the official list extracted from the document issued to the press by the FG.

  • posh November 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    *wisthling by,tempted to stop,look back n roll my eyes n body plenty!

  • rynyx November 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    misplaced priorities..chinua achebe keeps declining yet they wnt stop bothering the old man….i thot people who shld be warded are those who have stood out in their areas, save the artists, half the names there dnt ring a bell…isnt Dangote’s award meant for the VP???it is well with Nigeria.

  • lily November 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    @ sarafina …why should we move on? people are dying everyday due to national insecurity dat should and must be urgently addressed and u say move on? it is minded people like you that make our leaders think that priority has nothing to do with good governance.
    I support the great Prof Chinua Achebe….dat is a great mind….
    We only can pray for divine intervention….

  • Baby Dee November 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Wait, i’m sorry but what have all this people done for Nigeria again? SMH!!! all those who voted for GoodLuck, i think no one needs to tell you NOT to reelect him for a 2nd term.

  • madman November 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Oooy, Nigerians love award shows……wish I got the contract to organize.

  • madman November 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Oooy, Nigerians love award shows……wish I got the contract to organize. I want to be on the line item.

  • dory November 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    i really dont see the reasons genevieve and stephanie were awarded,olu jacobs i understand,but wat happened to the oga bello,jide kosoko,tunde kelani,pete edochie,even joke jacobs and soo many,honestly jonathan does not have work,with so many issues in nigeria begging for his attention,instead he chooses to chase shadows.may God help us o

  • Oluchi November 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Jonathan keeps mixing up his priorities. Dishing out awards shouldn’t be high up on his agenda.

  • busola November 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    president Jonathan has failed again…..tz only God that can save us

  • Nneka November 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Prof Achebe rocks! Now that’s a man of honor! All these premature awards are silencers of truth and intergrity. After you dine with the devil, can you accuse him of corruption and injustice? Nope.

  • TikkaMasala November 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    D’Banj is missing from this list. Lol.

    • Ikenna11 November 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      Seriously, i was wondering why dem no add D’Banj, Don Jazzy, P Square, etc. In my opinion they have achieved more than these state governors and politicians. At least these musicians came from nothing..

  • Aibee November 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Pray tell, what has Genevieve, Kanayo O Kanayo. Osita Iheme done to deserve a National Honour? Never knew Jonathan was a fan of AfricaMagic/Nollywood. Pschew. Oshisco. I hail Prof Achebe & Hon. Gbajabiamila who had the guts to decline. Ringim getting a National Honour after BokoHaram finished bombing his office is an act of a clueless and shoeless president.

  • Best November 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    God bless u e-bukun. wht a shame 2 a nation where d govt is so relaxed abt d happenings around its citizens. may God deliver us

  • Sett November 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Nonsense and isi ewu. I don’t get this pointless popularity parties/awards

  • Best November 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    nw i see d reason y Chinua Achebe rejected d award, indeed his a man on honor. a man dat ll nt sell his concious 4 money, i respect him 4 dat. d poor re getting poorer being used as d stepping block n d rich …………………….

  • OJA November 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Chief Clement David Ebri IS FORMER GOVERNOR OF CROSS RIVER STATE PLSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Observer November 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Rubbish and Nonsense awards… No Fashola on the list! This is all politics… Please where can we voice out our disgust at this ridicule so that our so called leaders will hear. What happened to the peaceful marches? Have Nigerian youths given up?

  • Abi November 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Jonathan Goodluck appears to not only have misplaced priorities,he really does not appear to have a vision. How does this benefit Nigeria in anyway? Aliko Dangote, Diezani Alison-Madueke?!- shame on you Mr President!

  • Truth November 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    GEJ will be the final blow for Nigeria. The guy brings a wholle new meaning to incompetence and misplaced priorities. No self respecting person would collect any award from him. Pls post my comment o…

  • Desire November 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I remember Genny wearing that same dress few months back. Isn’t that fashion faux pas? She looks good still.

    • lala November 16, 2011 at 2:05 am

      Na wa oh. So you wear dresses only once bah. 365 dresses per day? This is Nigeria. People are hungry. Faux pas ko Faux pa ni…

  • iTawa November 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    ….Mr. President, your point is? Rubbish! What kinda BS is dis????

  • iTawa November 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Instead of focusing on how to close the WIDENING GAP between the rich and poor, u re giving out DUMB-awards…#supapissed!

  • Tracy November 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    On what basis are Geny and Steph taking the MFR.? Most confused government! The award is obviously meaningless then….

  • Charlestz November 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    its vry good to recognise SOME of these people…bt this is NOT the right time.
    Nigeria is a mess and they re there giving and recieving awards!
    God have mercy!

  • omoibo November 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    An interesting selection of recipients, some duly deserve the award while the majority I do not understand or see any tangible reason why they were given their award. Oh well, in the land of the blind a one eyed man is the king….SMH

  • lillian November 16, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Stephanie Okereke looks fantabulous! Now that’s how you dress for a presidential event. Congrats girl. And to all of them.

  • clifford orji November 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    pls did anyone spot my name(clifford orji)..i’m a member of federal republic too(mfr).9ja i hailed thee!

  • Chi chi November 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I love Stephanie’s dress she looks classy elegant and chic. . She and her bobo are rocking! Congrats to you all.

  • clifford orji November 16, 2011 at 1:39 am

    my spelling error also deserves an award too.hissss

  • Rita November 16, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I love steph. make them give me award now!

  • Didi November 16, 2011 at 2:01 am

    This has become a big joke to me…

  • Mona November 16, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Stephanie Look Classy and chic!

  • Lisa November 16, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Now that’s how yo dress for a presidential even@ stephanie. She looks angelic.

  • @_Iyore November 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

    “In 45 yrs, Nigeria has given out over 400 national awards. The US whom we copied from has given out 105 in over 200yrs”— Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

  • wiklo November 16, 2011 at 5:28 am

    na wa for naija o!!!!!…i smell a revolution soon!!!

  • Mereal November 16, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Arrrrgg!!!!!! Now this is so disgusting, annoying, irritating and unacceptable. kinda feeling sick rite now for naija. How can? As in, i’ve got so many questions to ask but cant ask dem all. Wats d criteria for winning dis award? But hey, dis isn’t called for. We’ve got better and crucial issues in naija which shld be Mr President’s priorities for now. I’M TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED IN U JONATHAN. A corp member was killed last week by Boko Aram and u ar der celebrating. Gosh!!! This is unbelievable

  • Nk November 16, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Lol@ knighting Victoria Beckam!!! Can’t stop loling at that comment.
    Back to the matter @ hand…… Seriously speaking now! What on earth made Jonathan got involve in all this “NATIONAL POINTLESS AWARD”??? was he drunk?
    This is the last straw for him bcs is even a shameful thing for a whole President of country!!!!!! That is jagajaga ( Idris need an award for that song) .
    And for those that are saying Genevive dress is nice or not! IS THAT OUR PROBLEM??? pls oo there’s time for everything. And to that person that says “we should all move”.all I have to tell u is pls go to BN Photo stories- Women of the Underground Economy and google Boko haram atrocities!! Then pls come back and comment. Thanks

    Pls BN post my comment oo!

  • Luqman November 16, 2011 at 8:53 am

    This our GEJ makes me believe that Obasanjo really tried in his dispensation to stabilize Nigeria Economy despite the fact that i dont like the man for nothing, there are so many atrocities being perpetrated in our darling nation and we kept loosing some of our beloveth people thru bombing by Boko Haram, accidents, unstable health care, removal of fuel subsidy and masses are dying thru the CO2 emmitted from noisy generator due to the reason that we can’t generate 24hrs uninterrupted power supply, if anybody hv ever been to Shiroro or Kanji dam would know that Nigeria Gov. does not mean well for us, out of 12 turbines to generate Electricity in kainji, it is only 2 working properly and they dont even care to fix it, they dont give a fuck to give out basic amenities that masses can enjoy but i still hv a believe that “one day one day e go better, we no go need to ja commot for Naija (Eldee)”. We are suffering, yet we are still celebrating and may Almighty God continue to give strenght to some noble people like Achebe, Soyinka and all those people that meant well for my darling nation

  • mma67 November 16, 2011 at 9:38 am

    congrates to the artists they have all collectively put Nollywood movies and the Industry as a whole as the second best after Bollywood. That said let us go down to business. What is the criteria for National Honours? I understand the business men and all there contributions in terms of investing in Nigeria and creating employement but i ask what are does All does Emirs and politicians so to deserve National honours, I it not after you have served your people /your country then an assesment is made to determine if you did a good job then an honour is bestowed upon you. They have made rubbish of the National honours no wonder people like wole soyinka and achebe refused them

  • K.O November 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

    National Shame!!!

  • Juliet November 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    The fact that there are crisis doen’t mean that people should not be given an award. Award or no award,there will still be problems. Lets celebrity people who in their own little ways have contributed to the development of this country. Need I remind you that NOLLYWOOD is the greatest ambassador and national export after oil,that we have. Celebrate what you have!

  • mekhi phifa November 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    YOU ALL VOTED 4DS half-Baked, Incompetent fisher Man called JONATHAN, where were u all wen Gen. Buhari cried on national tv ova ds CLUELESS Administration. SHAME on NIGERIAN YOUTHS, SHAAAAAMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEE 2WE ALLLLLLL. ☹

  • JOYCEE November 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats to all the nollywood artists, especially to the ever young looking Genevieve. The more they try to run her down the more the good Lord elevates her. He who God has blessed no one can curse, indeed. Be grateful for the haters at the end of the day my dear Genny. For every undeserved curse they lay on you they loose their very own blessings to you.
    Stephnie well done my dear. You lovely in that dress and very happy. I wish you good luck in your realationship.
    UP IMO STATE!

  • ejogene November 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I can’t believe Gov. Fasola did not make that list. We continue to celebrate Mediocre in this country.

  • fairangel November 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Award! award! award! dey fall for ground like water just like that.I expected someone like Gov. Fashola to be on the list. Hmmmmmmm. God dey!

  • e-bukun November 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Jonah! Jonah! Go and do your work in you “Nineveh” (metaphor for Nigeria) and put aside all irrelevancies lest you settle in the belly of a fish.

  • JO November 17, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Saw Genevieve in Brooklyn on Sat Nov 12th, Very tiny, nice girl

  • doat suls November 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

    gud to be honoured….congrats to u all all d same…..but pls wat hv u guys really done to d development of dis our Nigeria????????this is annoying….Ebele pls do smtin more important….no fuel,eclectricity,bad education system,unemployment,no administration………….

  • God’s son November 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    This dude Mr. President! has sure lost focus

  • a man with sense November 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    u people who talk about jonathan losing focus are blindly dimwitted you are suppose to be happy for the people getting these awards and also u are all hypocrites,……….. someone said something that the people who rejected the award are good people. if they shud decide to give u these award u wud praise GOD……. AND THEN U ARE SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT WE HAVE MORE PRESSING MATTERS ON OUR HANDS…… just shut up and be happy for the ppl. not like if ure mother or father ogt this award u wunt be happy for her. NIGERIANS are truly simple minded

  • a man with sense November 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    if all dis people that got this award where not alive where wud NIGERIA be u also have to think about that sometimes.

  • ruffends November 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    @ man with sense… i beg to differ. if all these people really contributed to the growth and development of this country, Nigeria would have been better .

  • Strawberry November 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Absolute rubbish

  • na me November 19, 2011 at 1:15 am

    mr president ,Its a SHAME,is dis wat you shd be doing?….Go find a solution to the economy and security suituation of the country

  • olabisi Oyesiji Babasanya November 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

    This is absolute nonsense! “Drop out of school, get pregnant” has she ever contribute anything to better d life of people like steph, Dangote? Pliz think.

  • jackie November 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    WORTHY WORTHY NIGERIAN AMBASSADORS. VIVA NIGERIA AND HER WORTHY OFFICERS

  • Career Mentor July 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    This is a travesty of National Award!!! Awards are NOT given to people just because they held an office. They are supposed to be given to people who made contributions to the nation in their capacity as change agents. Imagine the insult in Awarding the great Chinua Achebe a CFR! He has done more for Nigeria than all the 4-star generals, traditional rulers and religious heads in this list. To give 90% of awards in a year to serving or former public officials shows how visionary backward Nigerian rulers are. I could also see that federal character in reflected in the award. Isn’t it time someone told the powers that be that awards do not have to reflect federal character?

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